September 5, 2006 at 6:14 am #17572
Don’t get me wrong on stillness practice. I love doing it.
I work with people who have no or limited experience with ‘spritual practices'(yet all are new seekers) so I take very good care and observe well what they can absorb.
In my classes I use body stretching and tao yin yoga, only when there is a good body contact we move into empty meditation focused *inside* the body.
I started yesterday with one advanced group, some are taking my classes for two years now, in these last two years I practiced only belly breathing and lower dantian focus with them, only short meditations after full body stretchings and yoga, to get them used of doing ‘nothing’, to get the mind off the idea that it needs to do something and to get them over the border of ‘disappointment’… like ‘I can’t do it’.
Yesterday we moved on doing full body breathing, releasing the diaphram with internal alchemical practice and they were all surprised their stillness meditations were much deeper. From now on we can stretch the meditation time…Patience rewards.
As soon we sat down and became still, I ‘saw’ and felt my bones radiating.
How can I not love stillness practice.
Yesterday I saw Dr Fritz on television. I forgot the country where he is living, somewhere in South America. Dr Fritz is taking over bodies to fulfill his work. He was a German docter on the battle field during World War 1, he died in the battle but he decided to come back to proceed his work and for that he is taking over other people. Three of the men he took, in the past years died a violent death, the fourth man currently ‘being’ Dr Fritz said it happened during a meditation with friends. Ever since, (he had no docter degree at all, simple job), he is operating people, like 100 a day, seeing 1000 of patients each day. Long rows are waiting for him. He is using the same method on every body.
Each morning the plummer goes into meditation and becomes Dr Fritz to do the work.September 5, 2006 at 11:57 am #17573
In Patanjali’s Yoga, first it goes on with yamas and niyamas (right conduct) and after it is asanas, pranayama, and then meditation last. I think their focus is on first opening the pranic flow through the central channel so that you are able to go deeper into meditation and then start meditation. First working on controlling the physcial body and breath, then mind like you.
Although, one can meditate when walking, when looking, when doing anything, so Zen is an advancement in this way because it is a way of experiencing life itself.
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